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English, Bill

(Simon William English), 1961–, New Zealand political leader. First elected to parliament in 1990, English held several ministerial positions and served as leader of the National party (2001–3) before becoming finance minister and deputy prime minister (2008–16). During the world economic crisis, he helped to stabilize the country. Following the resignation in 2016 of John KeyKey, John,
1961–, New Zealand investment banker and political leader, b. Auckland, studied Univ. of Canterbury (B.Comm., 1982) and Harvard. Trained as an accountant, Key worked for a large American investment bank.
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 as prime minister, English succeeded him and again became National party leader; in the 2017 elections, however, the National failed to secure a majority.
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Amy follows in the footsteps of the National Partys hugely successful finance ministers, Bill English and Steven Joyce, and I have no doubt shell do a great job on behalf of all New Zealanders.
The New Zealand Prime Minister discovered that she was pregnant in October last year, days before her swearing-in, after her predecessor Bill English stepped down.
On the same day, Labour leader Jacinda Ardern confirmed she would seek to form a coalition government with NZ First, following the heels of Prime Minister Bill English who had started making overtures to Peters in an election night speech.
Measured against the stern competence of the prime minister, Bill English, Ardern's approach was a breath of fresh air.
Caption: Prime Minister Bill English addresses the NZIIA annual dinner
Kiwi PM Bill English said: "He was not only a great All Black but also a genuinely good New Zealand bloke.
Prime Minister Bill English hinted that the central bank should consider removing mortgage lending restrictions as the housing market is cooling.
Despite their differences, the meeting between New Zealand Prime Minister Bill English and Tillerson, a former Exxon Mobil chief executive and chairman, appeared to have been more cordial.
Surely even moderate money manager Bill English would give in to political pressure on health underfunding?
NEW Zealand's Prime Minister Bill English has announced he will discuss the possibility of increasing stadium security during the British and Irish Lions tour following the terrorist attack on Manchester earlier this week.
NEW Zealand's Prime Minister Bill English will discuss the possibility of increasing stadium security during the British and Irish Lions tour following the terrorist attack on Manchester earlier this week.
Bill English of Leyburn released a 15lb 8oz rainbow, and Tommy Stevenson from Rowlands Gill brought in a 14lb 10oz trout.